The Orange Supra from Fast and Furious first made its Hollywood debut in 2001, and since then, the car has become an iconic movie car. This June will be the 22nd anniversary of the first movie in the Fast and Furious franchise, named ‘The Fast and the Furious.’ This article will be about the iconic Fast and Furious Supra that was driven by Paul Walker.
In this article, you will learn some interesting facts about the iconic Supra from Fast and Furious. Furthermore, you will also learn some of the major features of the orange Fast and Furious Supra from the movie. Despite the vast lineup of cars that the movie franchise came up with, this orange Supra has gathered the most legendary status of all. Hence, to learn some interesting details about this legendary car, read on through to the end of the article.
A Brief Overview Of The Orange Fast and Furious Supra
The Fast and Furious franchise has released a total of nine movies. Despite the huge number of cars and other vehicles used in the movie, the orange Supra has a separate fan base and is in the hearts of most Fast and Furious lovers. Furthermore, the car also gained cult status after the death of Paul Walker.
The Supra is instantly recognizable and carried in the memory of Paul Walker among the fans of Fast and Furious. On the other hand, the action performed by the Toyota Supra is quite memorable and remains in the minds of every Fast and Furious fan. It does not matter whether you are a gearhead or a film enthusiast. You will never forget the action scenes from the first movie.
Top Things To Know About The Fast and Furious Supra Wheels Used
The incredible milestone of the Fast and Furious Supra cannot be written off. Hence, to know some interesting facts about the car, read on these points below:
1. Recently, The Orange Fast and Furious Supra Was Sold For $550,000.
A stunt Supra was sold for $550,000 in Las Vegas at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. The car was considered a Stunt 1 car, and unlike other cars used to perform stunts, this car was more popular. This is because Paul Walker himself drove the car in several scenes of the movie.
This Supra was used for various interior and exterior shots for the first movie in the Fast and Furious franchise. This Supra was actually the closest replica to the main one and is considered worth the price for which it was sold.
2. The Franchise Repurposed Many Supras For The Second Movie
There were three stunt cars that were kept in storage during the first film. Later the producers repurposed the Supras and used them in the second movie, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious.’ However, now the Supras were given a makeover, with interior changes as well as different wheels.
According to HotCars.com, other modifications added to the car include –
“custom audio systems, custom-designed roll cages, white face gauges, and white dials, courtesy of Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California. In 2 Fast 2 Furious, the Supra notably became Slap Jack’s car.”
3. The Car Helped In Popularizing The MK4 Generation
The MK4 Supra, also known as Supra A80, was the best generation of Supra cars and came with 2JZ-GE powertrains, which made the cars among the fastest of the four generations of Supra cars. However, it was still unfortunate that the MK4 was one of the least commercially successful at the time in terms of how many people bought it.
In the following years, after the popularization of MK4 by the movie, this Supra became a collectible item for many car lovers and Fast and Furious fans alike.
4. The Supra Helped In Starting A Cult
The Orange Supra from ‘The Fast and the Furious’ enjoys cult status, as that Supra has almost everything to it – beautiful bodywork, amazing paint job, attractive interiors, unique livery, techie engine mods, and comes with great speed. At that time, this was the ultimate car one car-lover could dream of. Furthermore, the car is also loved due to Paul Walker as well.
5. The Original Owner Of The Supra Was Craig Lieberman
Craig Liberman was the original owner of the iconic Orange Fast and Furious Supra. He was also one of the Technical Advisors of the franchise. Furthermore, he was the owner of many other cars used in the movie as well.
He purchased the Supra for approx. $24,000, with factory twin-turbo, six-speed manuals, and a Targa Roof. However, due to him being a car specialist, Lieberman improved the performance and looks of the car manifold.
6. Lieberman Actually Won Many Car Shows With The Supra
Liberman made the Supra win many off-screen successes before its popularity through the film. After Lieberman made various changes in the Supra and made various performance upgrades in the car, the car actually won many car shows and rallies. The best of them was being first in the “Sports Compact Car Ultimate Street Car Challenge.”
7. Seven Different Clone Supras Were Used In The FirstMovie
Due to life-threatening stunts in the movie, many stunt doubles were used in the movie for complex scenes. This was also true for the original Orange Supra we are talking about here.
According to AutoEvolution.com,
seven different clones of the orange Supra were used in the movie to ensure that this car was not damaged during the shoot.
Hope this article was helpful for you in getting a better idea of the Fast and Furious Supra that was used by Paul Walker in the first movie of the franchise. You must have understood by reading the aforementioned points why the orange Supra became iconic, and actually, there is a cult following for that car. There are many fan-made tributes to the Supra, and the cult has grown ever since, as many car lovers from different parts of the world made custom interpretations by getting inspired by the Fast and Furious Supra.